Special Education Self-Monitoring Classroom Strategies

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Self-monitoring involves students monitoring their own behaviors to achieve desired results academically and behaviorally. Self-monitoring strategies promote greater independence in students and empower them to increase personal responsibility. This frees up educators’ time in the classroom, enabling them to offer greater academic support to students.

The potential benefits of self-monitoring include students:

  • completing homework in a timely manner
  • behaving appropriately
  • attending classes punctually and attentively
  • using life skills in a variety of settings

There are a number of tools educators and caregivers can use to support and reinforce self-monitoring techniques. Tools such as checklists, tracking sheets, and visual cues help students learn to use a system to manage behaviors independently and learn about the positive outcomes that will occur when following the system.

Check out the Self-Monitoring Strategies and examples our special education consultants have prepared and learn how to implement them in your classroom or at home!

The special education resources on this page were authored by Watson Institute’s special education consultant, Abby Martello, M.Ed.

Watson Institute Self-Monitoring Strategies

Want your students to answer correctly, arrive on time, behave appropriately, be attentive?  Self-monitoring has achieved all these goals – real examples and ready to print and use tools.

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